I think all of us have experienced that Sunday night sadness. You know the sadness, it's the feeling that takes over when we realize our weekend is coming to a close and we have to go back to work or school on Monday. In my 23 years of teaching I have experienced this feeling a few times. It isn't because I don't like my job, as a matter of fact I LOVE my job! I can't imagine doing anything other than teaching. Occasionally their are those years when what occurs outside our classroom makes it difficult to go to work. Well, this week I want to celebrate my extraordinary team! They make going to school so enjoyable we often start our hallway chats and banter via text before we even get to school!
I am actually hesitant to write about the power of the support from this team. It will be a challenge to assemble the correct words to express how much these three mean to me! These ladies make me laugh, support me in challenges, push me to stretch myself and they always see the perspective of the kids first.
We have only worked together for 2 years and I feel as if we have been together for years. Each one has a unique strength, we know each others work patterns and have come to plan and work in a way that supports while at the same time pushes just enough.
This week I have realized more than ever the power of a strong team like ours. I have been out all week and my team has stepped in to support me at home and at school. I've found candy and dinner on my door step, words of encouragement in my inbox and all a guest teacher could need to lead a group of eager first graders for a week!
This has been a difficult week for me, I have been helping my husband endure and recover from back surgery. Knowing that these three were looking out for my class, my family and me has meant the world to me! We all have demanding lives and sometimes life happens, but knowing you have true friends standing behind you makes life easier, happier and gives us reason to celebrate. Support like this doesn't come without true caring and respect. Thank you Carolyn, Cathy and Marie for support, humor and of course all the squirrels!
Thank you Ruth and the Two Writing Teachers for this amazing communities! I hope no one minds the double dip on the post!